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Attributive Designating an iterative method for finding a numerical solution to an equation in one or more dimensions; especially in "Newton–Raphson iteration", "Newton–Raphson method"; "Newton–Raphson formula"noun the formula which is iterated in this method.
Early 20th century. From the names of Sir Isaac Newton and Joseph Raphson, English mathematician: see quot. 1924.
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